Toddler saves baby brother

2010-11-21 22:39

Cape Town - The quick response by a four-year-old boy on Saturday saved his own life and that of his baby brother.

Grant Miller, who does roof repairs, was taking measurements at a house in Durbanville when he heard his obviously petrified son Vaughn shout: "Pappa, Pappa."

Miller, 32, says he rushed to his car in which Vaughn and his 2-year-old brother Sean were waiting.

"The dashboard was on fire."

"Fortunately there aren't electric windows in the back and Vaughn managed to wind down the window."

Miller broke the window and freed Vaughn, who was in a child seat.  He also managed to get Sean out.

Miller says the car, which had only 8 000km on the clock, burst into flames minutes later.
The extreme heat of the fire even caused the tyres to melt.

Mother Mariska says Vaughn is her hero.

"If he hadn't thought of opening the window and shouting to his dad... I don't even want to think what could have happened.
She said the children had been taken to hospital for a check-up, but they fortunately hadn't been injured.


  • Anton - 2010-11-21 23:11

    How do you leave little children unattended in a car???

      Jay - 2010-11-22 09:28

      With the windows up?????

      Ant - 2010-11-22 15:31

      And while its on fire?

      Dawn - 2010-11-23 10:54

      Well it wasn't initially on fire but yes, how do you leave 2 little kids unattended in a car with the windows rolled up in the scorching heat???

      dogmaP - 2010-11-23 11:30

      and their dad has the nerve to proudly tell the story of his brave little hero, this is a dad's cry for attention gone wrong-exposing himself as a 'smarty'

      Ant - 2010-11-23 12:26

      @ Dawn..uhhh its called sarcasm.

  • Johnie - 2010-11-21 23:58

    what vehicle (manufacturer)?

      steviet888 - 2010-11-22 08:12

      News 24 has taken it on it's self to protect the manufacturer. Why? What about the publics right to know.

      Homer - 2010-11-23 07:21

      Must have been a Toyota. They dont like to put electric windows in their cars.

  • people.3000 - 2010-11-22 00:07

    This is strange, he's working on the roof and he put the kids in the car with rolled up windows? WTF... And all the kid did was shout, that makes him a hero? Of course his going to yell, the car is on fire!?!?!

      liesl - 2010-11-22 00:54

      Slow news day ... :) I LIKE it when stories like this make the headlines ... means nothing more terrible happened. I would rather read that he called his father than that he and his brother were burnt to death.

      Msedena - 2010-11-22 08:54

      he-he must say I also thought what a lot of nonsense. Common sense seems to be hard to find lately. - 2010-11-22 11:58

      true, even my 4 mnth baby squirms whwn I leave her in the room by sure she will wail when the house is on fire. Will that make her a heroine?

  • redgasser - 2010-11-22 06:34

    I agree. DO NOT EVER LEAVE YOUR KIDS IN A CAR. Not even if you think you're going to be 5 minutes! Come on, be responsible!

      Ant - 2010-11-22 16:11

      There is nothing wrong at all with leaving your kids unattended in the car you just got to make sure that they tied nice and tight to the back seat with the window open a crack and a bowl of water for them to lap at.

  • Exunitate - 2010-11-22 06:51

    According to Die Burger it was a 2010 Ford Fiesta with 8000km on the clock.

      gmck21 - 2010-11-23 08:33


      LGVS - 2010-11-23 10:15

      I owned a Ford Bantam. Lots of electrical problems. Ford could not sort it out. A privte auto electrician finally sorted the problem out. Was also in the dashboard.

  • mark.nieuwoudt - 2010-11-22 06:58

    My kids often play in my car unattened at home (They have so much fun). No problem there. I also had a fire in my car but I was driving at the time. It was a Volvo.

      Msedena - 2010-11-22 08:56

      Good for you Mark, that makes it OK.

      QuintS - 2010-11-22 09:01

      Agreed. Comments from posters who criticise leaving children in a car don't have kids. Still enjoying your double cab? :)

      Lauren - 2010-11-22 14:01

      QuintS, you're just totally missing the sarcasm here, aren't you?

      mark.nieuwoudt - 2010-11-22 15:05

      @QuintS, Double Cab is great thanks... how is life a iExplode...

      mark.nieuwoudt - 2010-11-22 15:05

      @Msedena, you are a chop.... have a nice day.

      Alicia - 2010-11-22 15:11

      I have 2 children QuintS and a 3rd on the way.....I WOULD NEVER leave any of them unattended ever unless they were older than 13 yrs old!!! Completely irresponsible for anyone to leave their kids in a car!!! Get a jungle gym or better yet, spend more time with your kids don't leave them in a car!! It is NOT a toy!!!

      Nicci - 2010-11-22 15:21

      mark.nieuwoudt - 2010-11-22 15:34

      @Alicia, car (Double Cab) at home in a garage and kids playing in the car is not a problem. Got a jungle gym already. Microwave inside the house is not a toy, could explode... Geyser could explode in the roof, damn you should get rid of that as well. On no, electricity, we could all be electrocuted. I am going to start a “Scared of everything” Face book group and you can be the first to join.

      mark.nieuwoudt - 2010-11-22 15:44

      @Nicci. @home in a garage. No Sun. Not on Street. Secure.

      Alicia - 2010-11-22 16:12

      There is just no sense coming out of you at all Mark, why put kids into a situation that you can avoid!! Microwave a must have that kids don't play with and you don't put your kids in the roof to play with the geyser!! Bottom line in my opinion kids should not be left in a car!! Everyone has a right to have an opinion. No matter how secure it is being in the garage and out of the sun!!!

      Tiens - 2010-11-22 18:24

      I agree with Alicia here. Having said that though, IF my kids should ever decide to play in my car (and if I catch them it's their behinds that will be on fire and not the dashboard) and something goes wrong they can just pull the door handle and get out; no need to yell. I just HATE these new cars with these electronic locking systems which prevents someone without a key from getting out when something goes wrong. What would have happened to these kids if this car didn't have manual windows in the back?

  • CB57 - 2010-11-22 07:08

    What the HELL were you doing leaving a toddler and a baby unattended in a car? If the report is accurate - Dad, you need some serious parenting classes!

  • naughtyangel - 2010-11-22 07:31

    the father was busy at another house taking measurements and that is why the children were in the car waiting for him. Just lets be happy that nothing bad happened!!!!

      Andy - 2010-11-22 16:33

      naughtyangel is a good person with a clear pespective on life.

      gmck21 - 2010-11-23 08:35


  • cassandra.erasmus - 2010-11-22 07:52

    I have to wonder if all the self-righteous commenters lambasting this family about 'unattended' children actually have children of their own. And if you do, might I suggest that you get together and offer parenting workshops to the rest of the nation who have committed not only this and many other parenting faux pas on a daily basis. The issue should be the stationary car randomly bursting into flames. Thank God there was a positive outcome to this story.

      jnrb71 - 2010-11-22 08:30

      I never leave my kids in the car alone. Somebody may steal the car and then what?? Re the "parenting workshops" I am too busy and I really think it is kind of common sense. I think the father has learned his lesson though.

      Msedena - 2010-11-22 09:01

      Actually. I have 4, and 3 have left home and are married with children already. Rule number one. Never leave children or animals in car. It is NOT alright and something to be hushed over with silly platitudes, and 'Ag Shame!'. People who do so should be fined. Reality bites.

      Heather Stip - 2010-11-22 09:07

      I never left my kid alone in the car. They could steal my car, but not my kid. The car's replaceable, the kid's not!

      Doorboot - 2010-11-22 09:56

      I do have two kids and had my share of "inconvenient" moments where it would be easier to leave the kids unattended yet rather went through the pain of keeping them under my eye. But yes I agree you would expect a new car to be save, Ford has some serious explaining to do here. BTW the little boy is a hero, what he did is very special for a child that age.

      CB57 - 2010-11-22 12:37

      I have very successfully raised two children thank you. Same as I would NEVER leave an animal in a car on their own, nor would I EVER have left my kids alone in a car - they are by nature curious and can do themselves some serious damage in a car just by being boisterous as kids are especially a toddler!

      Alan - 2010-11-22 13:01

      Yes Cassandra, I have 3, and perhaps your suggestion, however sarcastic the attempt, is a good one! That of getting together to offer workshops - perhaps then there would be less of this! Had the scenario played out differently, which I'm glad it didn't, I wonder if the comments would still have som much of the same, that it was okay, for whatever reason, to leave such young children in a car with the windows up, or down, who cares? Idiocy is idiocy, and accidents happen in a split second. A friend of mine was doing some hand-washing in her bathroom, the 'phone went, she left her 3 year old daughter in the bathroom and ran to collect the portable device, and 'I was only gone for 30 seconds'. She got back and her daughter had landed head-first in the bucket of luke warm water, with bleach, and drowned! Accident - no, negligence. Unfortunately, to be a parent, you have to think on your feet, not make mistakes and think afterwards. Agreed, nobody is perfect, but there are some things that just aren't excusable. Lock the fool up, finished and klaar!

      Nicci - 2010-11-22 15:23

      Yes Cassandra I do have children and I have never nor ever will leave them unattended in a hot car by themselves besides the fact that they could die from the heat in the car, the car could get stolen or .... burst into flames. Read this and I hope you NEVER leave your children unattended again!

      Snoopy88 - 2010-11-23 09:19

      Oh come please people... None of you are perfect parents! And that includes you Msedena... Stop judging others. The family is probably reading this... and you are turning the heroic little guy's moment into something ugly. Save your righteous anger for those fools who don't strap their kids in a car seat! At least both these kids were strapped in...

      Wanna be chef - 2010-11-23 12:58

      While you are at it creating "good" parenting workshops, why not also start a babysitting service in every neighbourhood, where frazzled parents like us can put kids that are going to get in the way big time. I read the "the father does roof repairs and was taking measurements, so 1. He works for himself proabbly and tries to provide for his kids, not like many a father that just makes them and then leaves. 2. he was only taking measurements which in itself would not take hours/ just a couple of minutes. I am sure he does not leave his children in hot cars for longer that 20 min. And he probably had no one (friendly neighbour/family) to leave his kids with. And kids enjoy going to their parents "work". So all you perfect parents, kids can be endangered anywhere anytime, no matter how good a parent you are. Todays parents need much more support from society to help raise kids safely and happily, but that support is almost non existent. So p off.

      Jennie - 2010-11-23 13:34

      This is not the 1st time a car has burst into flames with a child in it. I have raised 2 children & now I am raising a grandchild & my kids were never left in the car, even now with my grandchild, she is last in and 1st out. Their lives too important to leave them unattended for any time in the car. The parent of these children need parenting lessons

  • siren703 - 2010-11-22 08:24

    quick to point a finger at the dad, calling him careless leaving his kids unattended in the car, he was taking measurements on a roof, what should he have done, taken them up with him?? can you only imagine the outcry if the kids where hit by something that had fallen off the roof or whatever... And sorry there's nothing heroic about the kid shouting out the window, a 4 year old is pretty capable of opening a window and instinct would have made him call out to his dad.

      Msedena - 2010-11-22 09:03

      How about the simple solution of not taking them with if they were to be left alone and locked in the car? DUH!

      Msedena - 2010-11-22 09:08

      Good for you too Siren. That also makes it OK.

      Worldwise - 2010-11-22 11:28

      Oh great Msedena, he could have left them at home alone where they could stick their fingers in plug sockets, play with matches, turn on the stove, runa bath and swim in it etc. All the experts on child care commenting when they are unaware of the actual circumstances. The world is not perfect.

      graudouin - 2010-11-22 11:30

      @Msedena: You don't know the situation. There may not have been a baby sitter at home and maybe both parents have to work to afford an education for the kids. You're quick to judge hey!!

      siren703 - 2010-11-22 13:16

      Msedena, should they have ben left home alone then?

      Lauren - 2010-11-22 14:03

      I see a mother in the picture, Siren...

      Worldwise - 2010-11-22 14:58

      So Lauren, you automatically assume mum was at home? What if she was a t work?

      LGVS - 2010-11-23 10:45

      My two and a half year old son can open the window and the door.

  • lee.larryblue - 2010-11-22 08:55

    Thank goodness..........

  • Msedena - 2010-11-22 09:11

    I myself wonder if the child was playing with the car lighter. I always removed the car lighters from my vehicles when my children were young, it was a known hazard people seem to have forgotten, not sure how it effects to-day's cars.

      Worldwise - 2010-11-22 11:32

      I'll put you up as the candidate for mother of the year. You seem to know everything about bringing up children. Us mere mortals sometime do make errors of judgement.

      Karen - 2010-11-22 14:04

      there is no car lighter in a 2010 ford fiesta - i have one too

      Lauren - 2010-11-22 14:06

      Worldwise, really? Leaving a child unattended in a car while you are up on a roof is just not on. Would you do it? Would you be ok with leaving your kids on their own in a vehicle while your back is turned for a long while and you are not around to supervise? Your sarcasm kind of indicates that you would? How odd. There are errors of judgment and then there is plain old negligence. You can attribute an error of judgment to making a bad investment, but leaving your kids unattended for a period of time. No, Sir, even you can surely see that it's not such a great idea.

      Worldwise - 2010-11-22 15:09

      Ah Lauren, another perfect mother that knows it all. What choice did dad have? Ever thought of the circumstances? Maybe it would be better for them to run free, out of dads sight (As you say they were, I can't find any reference in the report stating this.) so that they could wander off and play in the traffic, tease the neighbours pitbull, you get the picture. How many incidences are there of kids being left in cars and something happening to them? How many kids get left in cars daily? Now calculate the probability of something bad happening to them in a stationary car. Bet you come up with a figure far lower than the probability of being involved in a car accident on the road. But no, we all drive and its a calculated risk we take knowing the probabilities of having an accident. Much more dangerous for kids being driven in a car than sitting in a stationary car in a suburb. Please put your misplaced sense of protection towards children in the proper perspective. Some of us think logically and not emotionally.

      gmck21 - 2010-11-23 08:36

      DID YOU also remove water from the toilet so they wouldnt drown??? wake up man your crazy

  • ET - 2010-11-22 09:26

    Please parents.... do not leave your kids in the car while you "quickly" do something. Firstly, nothing ever is as quick as you plan or might think. Unfortunately, accidents are the only thing that happens QUICKLY. Spyt kom te laat! I'm so glad that the kids were unharmed. Sjoe. Could have been much worse.

      Flee - 2010-11-22 14:19

      Too True... I was left once with my brother while my mother paid the parking ticket... Lets just say Boet figured out how the handbrake works.. and we went for a little ride down the hill. Mother felt bad, we were petrified and mom never ever left us alone in the car again....

  • mr.clever.pete - 2010-11-22 11:28

    the mom looks hot though

  • erika.tolken - 2010-11-22 11:55

    Off course the boy did great by calling his dad. Some kids could have just been terribly confused about what is happening and might not have shouted, so yes, I think he did great. As for leaving them alone in the car for a bit. I don't blame him. Maybe they (or 1) were asleep at the time and he did not want to bother them. So he might have quickly wanted to get something done. And if he took them out, remember, he would still have had to supervise them, running around, getting up the ladder behind their dad. Maybe there was an open road. Maybe he had no other option but taking them along - we don't know what the exact circumstances were. A 2 year and 4 year old is very active and busy. My scenario - I have 2 kids in the car, buckled in, and have to fetch a third at the day-care, when rushed for an appointment. Parked right in front of the building, I literally just have to run in for a minute to fetch the 3rd. To have to get the other 2 out, dragging their feet and playing along the way, then dragging 3 back and having all 3 buckled back in - sigh. Most of us have done that. At the day-care, that 1 minute could now turn into say 3 minutes because the care-giver needs to discuss something. In that 1 min, 3 mins or 10 mins, something disastrous can happen. You can never watch your kids 100% off the time. While supervising them climbing a tree, they can fall in a bad way and break their necks. It does not make you a bad parent. Accidents happen. Sorry for the essay. :-)

      Lauren - 2010-11-22 14:09

      Erika, it takes that "one minute" for something to happen to your beautiful babies, so rather spend the 10 mins than turn your back on them for the supposed one minute. Rather "sigh" than cry, neh? Of hoe?

      Worldwise - 2010-11-22 15:12

      Lauren, please don't push your misplaced paranoia onto others.

      Snoopy88 - 2010-11-23 09:37

      Got to agree with you, Erika. I've got three too but luckily I can park on the driveway right at the front door to pick up the third and leave the other two in the car for a minute. I leave them in the car when I go to the ATM too. As long as I can see them and they can see me. And always with everyone strapped in.

  • Alan - 2010-11-22 12:54

    Grant should be burned! How the F do you leave kids of that age in a car while you're working, i don't care if he was 2 metre's away? Bastard idiot should be hung by the balls, if he has any - probably not - a MAN wouldn't do that to his kids!

      Worldwise - 2010-11-22 15:14

      He has balls. He has children - right? You the perfect father Alan? You know his circumstances? Ease up man or would you prefer to have them running free in the traffic while dad works?

      Snoopy88 - 2010-11-23 09:28

      yeah ease up on the roids dude... or you won't have any balls

      C_Max - 2010-11-23 18:45

      @Snoopy88 - Extreme LOL. Great quip man.

  • proudlydarki - 2010-11-22 13:09

    the little dude is a hero, cant say much about the dad

  • Liezel - 2010-11-22 13:09

    this story has little relavance to that of a super hero tale - i feel the story behind the story here is - what type of perant leaves his kid in the car to work on a roof ... and further more what type of car explodes after 8000 km? both the perants and the car manufacturer should get a scoulding

      Alan - 2010-11-22 19:10

      the answer is ............... a Ford Fiesta !!!!!!!!!!! You don't be spell very well.

      Alan - 2010-11-22 19:12

      he may have hit the roof when the car caught a light !!!!

  • randrdunbar - 2010-11-22 13:13

    I do agree that children should not be left unattended.However,who would have expected a motor vehicle to go up in flames.A full investigation will need to be done to determine exactly what happened and how.Some time back there was a similar incident.I can't recall all the details.Well done Vaughn to me you are a little hero.I didn't know heroes came so small!How did you know which window to open?If you tried all of them till you found one that could open still makes you a hero in my estimation.This could have turned out badly.Well done to Dad too.Whew!

  • sammyinct - 2010-11-22 13:51

    ranks right up there with driving with children on lap on front seat

  • Karen - 2010-11-22 14:04

    since i've been having trouble with my 2010 ford fiesta which does not even have 7000 km on the clock, nothing really surprises me!

      Alan - 2010-11-22 19:09

      check your car out karen. May have a fucktory fault.

  • preshengovender69 - 2010-11-22 14:09

    give that boy a bells

      Alan - 2010-11-22 19:07

      give that dad a balls

      Vuyo.Dreamer - 2010-11-23 09:14


  • Craig - 2010-11-22 14:34

    Did you have nothing else to report on - Why the hell did the father leave the kids in the car? Things like this happen all the time, parents need to ensure safety. Why not say " STUPID PARENT ALMOST COST THEIR KIDS LIVES" that would have been a better one.

  • mr.clever.pete - 2010-11-22 15:20

    questions: Is the father maybe a smoker? Did he leave his lighter/matches in the car? Did junior maybe play with fire?

  • Nicci - 2010-11-22 15:20

    What were the kids doing in the car unattended?????? With closed windows, in the hot sun? WTF

      mr.clever.pete - 2010-11-23 12:40

      spoken like a true poledancer Nicci!

      Nicci - 2010-11-23 15:52

      Spoken like a true ignoramus mr.clever.pete

  • Limpopoist - 2010-11-22 15:23

    leaving a child in the car,I think is situation that we find ourself in these day,I do fix computers parttime.BUT due to heavy duty ifond my self have to leave my sin with relative or to go with him to my client.Cost of living is too high

  • Nicci - 2010-11-22 15:28 - WORD

  • m.borchards - 2010-11-22 15:57

    I fully agree! the father is very irresponsible and SHOULD be reported to child welfare. Whether the car was new or old makes NO difference. Taking measurements on a roof! maybe he should have fallen on his head and get some brains!

  • pawsaw - 2010-11-22 16:16

    I hope that all those of you who are criticising the Dad here never ever drive with children standing or sitting in the car without seatbelts on. Nowhere in this story does it say the children were in full sun. Perhaps they were parked under a tree with a slightly opened window. Little boys of that age are very active and not always quick enough to think of opening the window. Let us just be thankful that no harm came to anyone. Dad was obviously very quick too in getting the boys out. He has learned a valuable and timely lesson and the message here should be to warn all drivers of this particular vehicle of the danger of flammability in the dashboard. Judge not lest ye be judged.

      Tiens - 2010-11-22 18:49

      Pawsaw, I am not judging this guy. But don't you ever ever EVER leave kids that small unattended in a parked vehicle. I have seen too many horror stories. Most new cars lock themselves and close the windows after 2-3 minutes and you can't wind them back down or get out of the car without a key. "Fortunately" this car had manual windows, so the boy could wind it down and yell for help. If it were MY little terrorists in there, though, there's a better than even chance they would at some stage have wound down the window and climbed out so they could play outside. Let your imagination fill in the details of how things could happen from there...

  • Alan - 2010-11-22 19:13

    FIRE !!! FIRE !!!! Hit the roof. The hero is in the car !!!

  • Chris - 2010-11-22 21:57

    When my mother was a toddler her brother of 6 nearly drove over her when he let the hand-brake down while "playing". Why he was in there in the first place is the issue. Children should be supervised when around cars. However i have fond memories of playing in cars as a child as my father did motor racing as a hobby but he was always there watching me.

  • shandycop - 2010-11-23 00:37

    Shame leave the oke alone!!! He's 4 years old 4 crying out loud!! As 4 the dad leaving them in the car while repairing the roof? Yes a bit of a mystery. But doesn't warrant the harshness of you lot below. Sh!t happens, 'nuf said.

  • dachshund118 - 2010-11-23 07:03

    It's most probably a Ford or a Korean or Indian manufactured car.

  • Iimabean - 2010-11-23 08:45

    Why is this kid a hero? But more importantly, why the hell was he locked up, with his little brother, unattended in the car? Did their parents put them there while they were working? And did it just spontaneously combust while parked?

  • Snoopy88 - 2010-11-23 09:07

    OK even more reason not to EVER buy a Ford... I think this little guy is amazing rolling down the window.. Many kids would have just screamed and yelled and succumbed to smoke inhalation. I've got three kids under five and I won't judge the dad for leaving them in the car for a few minutes while he got some urgent work done... It was the safer option at the time. But after that baby died in a car fire in a Honda Jazz while the mother took in the groceries I'll never leave my kids unattended in a car.

  • EXPLORER - 2010-11-23 09:48

    Unbelievable that in this day and age, parents are still leaving little children locked in cars with closed windows unattended! Good lord people catch a wake up. If you need to leave them in your car, at least open ALL the damn windows and leave the doors unlocked!!! Best of all, get a babysitter to watch them at home where they are safe and sound.

  • Barry - 2010-11-23 11:11

    What a lot of judgemental people here. Typically South African of course.

      faeriefolk - 2010-11-23 12:19

      Ditto Barry. Wisest thing on this thread so far...

  • lakhan7 - 2010-11-23 13:15

    ...I cant believe that so many cars are burning? I suspect that in the persuit for a lower price, Quality was neglected by the car factory. Where these car parts bought from China? ( sometimes its good to support countries that have quality products eg Japan, USA, England, India, Taiwan, Russia and South Africa)

  • Lekabisto - 2010-11-23 13:22

    "The extreme heat of the fire even caused the tyres to melt." Eeerrr but ofcoarse they would!!, unless Ford has claimed that their car tyres are heat and fireproof.

  • ILOVEME - 2010-11-23 13:32

    How sweet - kids are just angels.

  • GoFish - 2010-11-23 13:37

    It really is wonderful that the children were saved. However the boy's actions were hardly as heroic as the newspaper & story headlines suggest. He did what any normal kid was do, which was to call his dad. the headline is sensationalist and misleading. I am truly very disapointed!!!!

      Walker Plumbers - 2010-11-23 20:41

      Did you want the lighty to drive his brother to the hospital and preform CRP ..

  • - 2010-11-23 15:16

    Parenthood re-defined.

  • flummery - 2010-11-23 18:07

    sheeeeeeeeeeesh guys.... thanks for ruining a lovely story. car burns down, noone dies, kid saves himself and little brother. HAPPY ENDING!!! no wait... CHILD SERVICES!!! WHAT AN EVIL PARENTS!!! AHHH doooooooooooooooooom doooooooooooooooom and some more dooooooooom. lordie.

      Walker Plumbers - 2010-11-23 20:39

      Amen .. Everyone is so freakin dramatic !!

  • Walker Plumbers - 2010-11-23 20:33

    Well done boy you are a hero !!

  • Walker Plumbers - 2010-11-23 20:37

    How can we begin to ask why he left his kids in the car ? Sometimes we have no choice but to take our children along with us. Come guys its a happy ending rather embrace and thank god that this man has not lost his children because of the fault in a new car. Respect!!

  • Renee - 2010-11-28 10:23

    Praise God nothing happened to the kids. I do believe the Dad has learnt a lesson. I panic when I get into a crisis situation and take a few moments before I realise I need to act - which still is very difficult. The little boy is a hero for being calm and able to think to open the window.

  • Ivanovich - 2010-11-28 12:44

    What are the odds of all the following happening in sequence. 1) Dad sets off to work with kids in the car instead of leaving them behind with Mum 2) Dad leaves kids in car with windows wound up while he works up on a roof 3) car (apparently) spontaneously combusts? Yes, it's technically possible, but I don't believe it. Either we're not being told some key facts, or it's a publicity stunt.

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